Month: February 2019

Thomas Davenport on the potential impact of augmentation

February 19, 2019

In his latest book, The AI Advantage, Thomas Davenport explains how almost any organization — whatever its size and nature may be — can become productively and profitably involved in the artificial intelligence “revolution.” He suggests that augmentation — smart…

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Bedtime Stories for Managers: A book review by Bob Morris

February 19, 2019

Bedtime Stories for Managers: Farewell to Lofty Leadership…Welcome Engaging Management Henry Mintzberg Berrett-Koehler Publishers (February 2019) “Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.” Peter Drucker I agree with Peter…

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3 reasons why organizations make bad hiring decisions

February 19, 2019

Hiring better people, using a rigorous and formal process, leads to concrete improvements in your organization’s operations and financials. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jaime Potter and Gunnar Schrah for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by…

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The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: A book review by Bob Morris

February 18, 2019

The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up Jane Finkle Career Press (February 2019) People never underestimate you without your permission. In Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t…

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A winning operating model for digital strategy

February 18, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article that reviews the results of a major, recent study sponsored by McKinsey & Company. It was featured in the McKinsey Quarterly. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more…

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Great People Associated with Chicago, My Home Town

February 18, 2019

I was born and raised in Chicago, in the Windsor Park area, attended public schools, the Art Institute of Chicago (on a Dudley Crafts Watson scholarship, while in grades 5-12 at Myra Bradwell and South Shore), and later two universities…

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The essentials of innovation

February 17, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from the transcript of a podcast featured in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register…

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Getting ready for the future of work

February 17, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from a commentary for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register to receive email…

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When did we start writing?

February 17, 2019

In The Origin of (almost) Everything, Graham Lawton and his colleagues at New Scientist explain what happened immediately after the Big Bang occurred. “Around 13.8 billion years ago matter, energy, time and space spontaneously sprang from nothing in the event…

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Julia Hartz Founded Eventbrite With Her Fiancé. Then She Took His Job.

February 16, 2019

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Julia Hartz for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Erik Tanner for The New York Times * * * The California native…

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